Thursday, February 12, 2009

NEW Arrivals at Stamp Antonio Arts!

Are you looking for a way to record all of those wonderful memories from the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo? Well now is the time to come by Stamp Antonio and check out the NEW Chipboard Albums we received from The Heart of Texas Studio. This is a Texas based company from up IH35 a ways, and they sell some of the neatest chipboard word albums and shaped albums I have ever seen. When our Sales Rep came by this past week and showed us this line, the "SPURS" word album caught my eye immediately! The possibilities started darting through my mind, and I just knew we had to order some.

Of course, with the Rodeo in full swing, we had to pick up a lot of Texas themed albums, and since we are all pet lovers at the store we had to get the "Woof" and "Meow" albums. If you come by and can't find the theme you are interested in, let us know. . . . .
maybe we can order them for you!

Of course, I picked up my Spurs album, and if you are interested in seeing how I decorated it, stay tuned to the blog, and I will show pictures of it, as soon as I finish.

Well, tomorrow is Valentines Day, and if you are like me, and don't have anything ready to share with your loved ones, be sure to stop by the store. You can always pick up a few stamps and inks, a card or two, and a few pieces of ribbon to make a card. We also have our item of the month heart stamp kit, and with Some Assembly Required, and a few sheets of cardstock, you can make a dimensional heart that can be used on a card, or as a charm on a necklace and earrings.
If you prefer not to assemble it yourself, it would still make a great gift, along with a Gift Certificate to Stamp Antonio Arts for any and all of your Papercrafting needs.

Have a terriffic Valentine's Day, we will be open regular business hours, 10:00 am till 6:00 pm, and will have two classes and a FREE Demo going on. Stop by and see what's new at Stamp Antonio Arts.

Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Have you tried ENCAUSTICS?

It's back, and in full force! Encaustic Art has been around for ages, and is an ancient form of preserving treasured memories and items in wax. There are many techniques in which dimensional objects and papers are collaged together on various substrates, but when you preserve it with a coating of beeswax, it becomes a true work of Art. It even smells natural and organic, too with a slightly sweet aroma.
For the past few weeks, we have been having several demos and classes introducing Encaustics through art, with artist Michelle Belto. The class numbers must be limited to small numbers, because of the amount of room needed and the air circulation needed when working with the melting wax. Our last class was sold out almost immediately, so Michelle has agreed to hold another class on February 15, 2009 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. If you are interested in learning this ancient technique of preservation in art, be sure to give us a call at the store, 210-342-6217 during regular business hours, Monday through Saturday, to register your space.
We have added a wonderful line of colored pigment wax that is used in Encaustics along with some brushes and other supplies needed. For more information on the classes you can also check the Class Description page on the web site. This is a very interesting art form, I think you will enjoy learning about.
This week before Valentines Day, I wanted to let you know, we still have a nice assortment of Valentine stamps, inks, gift containers, and magazines to let your Valentine know they are special to you. We still have plenty of gift ideas for the children's school gifts along with card ideas and gift certificates for that someone "Special". If you are new to stamping, we also have a beginners class entitled the Basic's of Rubber Stamping 101 this coming Saturday, Valentines Day at 10:30 am.
Wouldn't that make a nice "gift" for someone you know that enjoys arts & crafts? Come on by and see us at Stamp Antonio Arts. We are also celebrating the month of February as "We Love Our Customers" month. With any purchase of $10 or more, you can fill out a registration form for a drawing at the end of the month. Grand Prize will be a big ol' basket of Stampin' Goodies from Stamp Antonio Arts. We hope to see you all soon!
Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts.